What do a Persian rug, mahogany chest, Baker breakfront and vintage tapestry have in common? They were all lots that sold for $920 during Direct Auction Galleries May 21 auction.
In his latest Furniture Detective column, Fred Taylor explains a bit about the history of Art Deco, while assessing a reader's inquiry about a vanity.
A silver and enamel chalice with mother of pearl liner, hand-crafted by noted Arts & Crafts metalsmith Elizabeth Copeland, may realize upward of $1,200 during the June 18 estate auction presented by Kaminski Auctions.
Furniture Detective Fred Taylor provided an interesting 'promotional' history about an oak server, based on ties to Larkin soap products, in response to a reader's recent inquiry.
As inspired as a recent reader may be to reproduce chairs loosely based on a style of dining chair from the late 18th century, without well-defined skills and a good shop, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor suggests reconsidering.
A mid-19th century American Rococo carved and laminated rosewood center table more than doubled its low estimate, finishing at $57,950 recently, during an auction at Neal Auction Co.
A pair of bronze and marble ewers may claim top lot in a two-day estate sale being presented by Crescent City Auction Gallery, April 16-17. Among the variety of lots are items whose sale will benefit the Holmes Community College in Goodman, Miss.
A Gorham sterling silver loving cup, presented to a railroad official, is one of the expected highlights of Skinner's April 8 European Furniture & Decorative Arts auction.
In the most recent Furniture Detective column, Fred tells the story about the rediscovery of something old, in this case: oak, which ended up saving the day.
American art pottery, various types of glass and furniture crossed the auction block during a January sale at Brown Auctions. A 15-inch Roseville Falline vase was a highlight in the glass category, selling for $1,500, while an RJ Horner dining set claimed top lot after commanding $14,500.